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This two-day introductory course is for anyone with an interest in learning about or seeking to deepen their understanding of Hanna Somatics for their own personal education and exploration. No prior experience or training is required to participate in this course.
This course is a comprehensive introduction to the core principles of Hanna Somatics: the science, philosophy, techniques, and Somatic Exercises. There is plenty of gentle, easy movement in addition to education, with an emphasis on learning to sense, from the inside out, how you can improve your movement, stress responses and brain to muscle connection. You will be led through Somatic Exercises in order to explore your own movement areas of Sensory Motor Amnesia and leave with a basic routine of Somatic Exercises that can be practiced daily in order to restore muscle function and somatic awareness. You will also explore the technique of pandiculation in order to better experience how this technique releases muscle tension and improves sensory and motor function. Participants will receive the Pain Relief Through Movement audio CD and all appropriate learning materials.
It is also appropriate for those in the movement or bodywork field: fitness trainers, physical therapists, massage therapists, or anyone seeking to learn how to incorporate Somatic principles into their primary practice - or their life!
$350 USD full tuition
Please note: all course fees are listed in USD
This course is taught by Martha Peterson, CHSE, and Theresa Evans, CCSE
"Martha - I just wanted to say thank you for your dedicated guidance...this morning I woke up and felt totally integrated as a human being. Quite wonderful and remarkable!" - Viki B, Danbury, CT
"Theresa teaches with a nice dance between seriousness, lightness, and includes some somatic life stories that bring it home and add understanding. It's obvious she lives her Somatics!"
- S. Salefsky, Crivitz, WI
Essential Somatics® reserves the right to cancel any event or change event dates if necessary. In the unlikely situation that this may occur, a full refund of all monies paid will be returned to the client. For this reason, we highly recommend purchasing travel cancellation insurance to protect your trip investment in the event of date changes, illness, emergency, weather conditions, or any unforeseen circumstances.